Fairy Tales Founder Risa Barash On The Realities Of The Salon Segment For An Emerging Brand

Risa Barash, owner and founder of Fairy Tales Hair Care, believes the traditional barrier between the professional salon and retail channels is undermining the growth potential of emerging brands. Four years ago, she confronted a difficult distribution question:...

Pink Moon Co.’s Lin Chen On Preparing For International Expansion

The United States is a gargantuan market, but there is plenty of potential sales for indie beauty brands abroad. Lin Chen is well aware of foreign demand for American exports, and the complexities involved with steering those exports...

Jeanne Tamayo Takes Us Inside The Mind Of A Retail Buyer

Disruption in the beauty industry hasn’t dethroned retail buyers. They remain powerful gatekeepers that brands must please to achieve distribution objectives. Buyers cultivate captivating assortments, help move products off the shelves and amplify their employers’ businesses. Jeanne Tamayo...

Formula Botanica’s Lorraine Dallmeier On Arriving At The Right Manufacturing Process

Lorraine Dallmeier, director of Formula Botanica, an organic cosmetic science online learning platform, and co-founder of consultancy Green Alchemy, has advised thousands of beauty entrepreneurs attempting to put their ideas into practice. Their questions...

Melody Bockelman Reveals The Best-Kept Secrets Of Successful Beauty Brand Launches

Melody Bockelman is tearing down the wall of beauty industry secrecy. With several years working in contract manufacturing and launching e-commerce sites on her resume, she introduced the blog Private Label Insider in 2010 to answer questions founder...

Genie Supply’s Megan Cox Breaks Down The Basics Of Cosmetic Product Manufacturing In China

Megan Cox was fed up. After two failed attempts at brushes for her brand Amalie’s Wink lash and brow oil, she decided to take tackle the matter head-on and ventured to China to nail down...